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(03-14-2015 08:16 PM)CleanSlate Wrote:  
(03-14-2015 05:28 PM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  I do have a question for those experienced bikers:

Supersix or CAAD?

I'm already going to spend 3-4 grand on a CAAD (I want the black edition), might as well know what's the S6 brings. Supposedly the SuperSix is for "endurance", don't know what the fyck that means.

Haven't rode either myself, but I would go with the cheaper bike and spend the money you save on upgrading the components and groupset, or better yet, get a good wheelset.

Thanks man +1 for all the help.

That's what I figured but the snobs at MTBR kept telling me to get a BMT or top of the line bike.

Y'all got Strava?

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El mech my bike is a Sturdee. I had a Miyata frame but junked it for some reason, probably because it had shifter bosses on the tube or something.
03-14-2015 10:41 PM
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(03-14-2015 08:02 PM)Basil Ransom Wrote:  Somewhat off-topic, but do people who are into biking generally use a bike for transportation as well? I don't do much recreational riding, but I've recently replaced most of my driving with biking and love it. The occasional danger of traffic makes you appreciate life Smile. Brief periods of intense stress are actually good for you, and quite invigorating.

Waiting for stories on macking on Paris Brest Paris...

BasilR.-

Are you hitting the streets on your bike in LA?

Are you concerned about traffic (cars)?

Do you wear a helmet?
03-15-2015 11:24 AM
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(03-14-2015 05:28 PM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  I do have a question for those experienced bikers:

Supersix or CAAD?

I'm already going to spend 3-4 grand on a CAAD (I want the black edition), might as well know what's the S6 brings. Supposedly the SuperSix is for "endurance", don't know what the fyck that means.

I'm with Cleanslate go CAAD. Cannondale's CAAD series is the best aluminum series on the market (IMO).

Hell I just love Cannondale in general. I've been riding a 2005 Cannondale Six13 frame (carbon/alum mix) for the past 5 years (when they were still American made!) and I'm never gonna get another frame until I break it.

My guess is what makes the SuperSix more for "endurance" is the full carbon fiber frame is gonna take out some of the harshness of riding for a long distance on the road. The CAAD's aluminum structure won't absorb road riding as well as SuperSix Carbon, but who cares, you just harden up and deal with it.

Post pics of the new rig once you got it!
03-18-2015 12:18 PM
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La Primavera is coming this Sunday!

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The first of the 5 monuments on the 2015 Calendar, Milan-San Remo tallying in at 293 km. makes it the longest race on the calendar. The sheer length of the race is what makes it hard. The profile is relatively straight-forward with kilometers after kilometers of straight ground with only a collection of climbs near the end like The Cipressa and The Poggio, 6 km from the finish, to zap rider's legs and to ensure that poor-climbing or out-of-form sprinters can't sit on until the end to put the power on the pedals.

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While its known as the sprinter's classic, there's always a cheeky rider who plans a suicide attack on the Poggio to try and fend off the Peloton for the ultimate kilometers of the race. TO do this however, it takes a Herculean effort, combining fearless descending on the Poggio's hairpin turns, power to keep the pack away after the descent, and a little luck from mother nature. This year unfortunately, Le Manie climb is being removed from the course making it all the more difficult for a potential breakaway to succeed. The likelihood of a sprint finish is strong, and seeing the likes of Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Cancellara, or Vincenzo Nibali winning solo might have to wait for another year. Fabian Cancellara was the last man to win on a solo breakaway back in 2008, fending off his chasers for the final 2 kilometers of the race.

The past two years of Milan-San Remo have produced two firsts in the illustrated history of the race: 2013 saw German Gerard Ciolek win for his MTN-Qhubeka team (the first Monument victory for an African based team), and 2014 saw Norwegian Alexander Kristoff cross the line first becoming the first Norwegian (or any other Scandinavian for that matter) to take victory at San Remo.

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2015 Edition: Sunday March 22, 293 km Milan > San Remo

Race Information and History

Live stream links at steephill.tv
Coverage beginning at 8:30 EST

Who to watch for?

The Sprinters
Alexander Kristoff
Mark Cavendish
John Degenkolb
Andre Greipel
Peter Sagan

The Spoilers
Fabian Cancellara
Vincenzo Nibali
Zdenek Stybar
Philippe Gilbert
Simon Gerrans
Michal Kwiatkowski


This race is always the best when one of the spoilers, say Gilbert, initiates the attacking on the Poggio or earlier and forces a small selection of good climbers and sprinters who are feeling good. Then while keeping the pace to the ultimate summit at the Poggio they descend like stones to stay away from the chasing Peloton. Then it all becomes tactical: if you got five guys who have succeeded in breaking away, they will be fighting on two fronts: against their fellow escapees in the breakaway and the charging Peloton trying to bring them back in the final 2 or 3 kilometers. It is the ultimate chess match of doing just enough work in the breakaway to keep the pace up, BUT not too much so you put yourself too far in the red or in a bad location at the start of the sprint where you tow everyone else up to the sprint. And if there is no cooperation in the breakaway, it will fail and the Peloton will swoop them up and contest the sprint. Its always great to see the likes of Fabian Cancellara stamp on the pedals to add drama and uncertainty to the race, and making a sprinter earn his keep and not be towed to the finish by his lead-out train. So here's to an exciting opening to the 2015 Monument Calendar and the opportunity for a newcomer to decorate his palmares with Italy's Spring Race

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@Chunnel If you're still around bro, what are your thoughts on the Tour de France right now?
It's looking pretty good for Froome, none of his challengers are currently looking strong enough to beat him, although Quintana might still have a shout in the mountains.
You reckon Cavendish can take green or will Sagan or Greipel's consistency win the day?
Has the young Eritrean lad any chance of holding onto to the King of the Mountains?
It's been an exciting Tour so far, hopefully we can get this thread going again now!
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(07-14-2015 07:13 AM)amity Wrote:  @Chunnel If you're still around bro, what are your thoughts on the Tour de France right now?
It's looking pretty good for Froome, none of his challengers are currently looking strong enough to beat him, although Quintana might still have a shout in the mountains.
You reckon Cavendish can take green or will Sagan or Greipel's consistency win the day?
Has the young Eritrean lad any chance of holding onto to the King of the Mountains?
It's been an exciting Tour so far, hopefully we can get this thread going again now!

Shoot man, I just saw this.

I really wanted Quintana to pull it off on d'Huez. Unfortunately in the back of my mind I knew how futile an attempt it really is. Personally, its a shame how much GT racing has come to limiting losses. At least the Vuelta is usually more open for les puncheurs to make things interesting.

Chapeau to Telkehaimot. I've been wanting him to succeed the past several years, being a legitimate non-white African contender. Honestly, I'd love to see the rail-thin Kenyan, Ethiopian, Eritrean marathoners drop their running shoes and pick up a bike. You teach them how to ride in a group, and they'd probably dominate the high terrain just like the Colombians did when they first came over to Europe. It would provide a surge to the Grand Tours that I think they desperately need. There was a Bicycling Magazine article about that several years back. Wish I kept the article, it was a very good read.
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Podium girls are truly one the best things about cycling. A podium really is incomplete unless there is one or two fly girls on each side of the victors, smiling, donning heals, and wearing matching dresses to the race leaders jersey. SO, How could I have forgotten one of the BEST cycling pages on the web: Pez Cycling Daily Distractions.


Daily images of fly girls associated with cycling, in the way men like to see girls, dolled up and dressed to the nines.

Teaser image:

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They even have a very detailed page on how to best capture the essence of female beauty. And they shit on all the haters who email in protest (read Feminist Local #95), because deep down all men love looking at good looking women. Its quite informative actually for photographers, and a good read for anyone who likes photography.

BABE Shots 101

In an encroaching world of feminism, cycling is one of the final bastions of Alphaness in the sports world. Like this story from the Giro d'Italia in 2010: Link

Amsterdam which was hosting a stage, wanted to put men on the winner's podium, as it is the gay capital of the world. Hah! Giro organizer Angelo Zomegnan shit on that idea immediately stating that the Giro would provide its own Italian girls for the podium! Forza Il Giro!

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Two more for today.

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My horny 19 year old self was enamored by her in 2009.

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Tour of Poland has some of the best podium girls in all the world.

Vive les filles du podium!!!
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